Bindi Sergardi, Mocenni 89, Chianti Classico, Gran Selezione, Tuscany, Italy, 2015

Bindi Sergardi, Mocenni 89, Chianti Classico, Gran Selezione, Tuscany, Italy, 2015

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About the Producer
Bindi Sergardi's origins can be dated back to 1349. Gentlemen, Nobles full of valor, great agriculturists, captains, and bishops, for 23 generations the family has been dedicated to wine making in Siena.

The Bindi Sergardi family is originally from Montalcino; they moved to Siena by enrolling in the Monte or Order of the People. Numerous family members took an active part in the political-administrative life of the Sienese State: among them we remember Niccolò di Giovanni who, in 1463, was a member of the Judiciary of the Republic, called Consistory; in 1496 he was consul of the Mercanzia.

Achille was Master of Customs Duties on Salt in 1519; his son Niccolò in 1530 was sent to speak for Siena to Pope Clement VII, then at war against Siena, who opposed the return of the Medici of Florence. Niccolò was one of the most intransigent patriots who worked in favor of the freedom of Sienese institutions, threatened by the armies of Charles V between 1552 and 1557.

Chiara, daughter of Elisabetta Bindi Sergardi and wife of Alessandro Casini, carries on the company during the years of war and communism in Italy. Fatherless at the age of 17 and a war widow, she passed on to her family the spirit of resilience and love for agriculture.

Alessandra Casini Bindi Sergardi, with her father Nicolò, has been managing the family's estates since 2005. Audacity, integrity and authenticity are her creed and the guidelines for high quality production.

About the Wine
Numbers aren’t simply calculations and logic. Numbers have their own fascination, an emotional aspect. Behind a number may lie memories, meanings, moments. Often a number is used to identify something strictly and precisely. On our Mocenni estate, 89 is the number used by the land registry to identify a parcel of land where lie the vineyards producing this wine.

A number which becomes a name to enhance the careful and accurate choice of individual bunches of grapes on parcel 89. A wine which is absolute selection, and thus unique and unrepeatable expression of a place, of a terrain, of an identity, of a search for excellence, all of which merge and emerge in the very moment of tasting: intense bouquets, fullness of taste, unmistakable personality, persistence on the palate, in the mind, in the heart.

Vinification and aging: a careful and precise selection of the grape bunches in the Mocenni estate. The fermentation is carried out in stainless steel vats and maceration lasted for circa 20 days at a controlled temperature of 28-30°C. Shortly after alcoholic fermentation, the wine is transferred into oak barrels of 42 HL where malolactic fermentation takes place and where it remained for ageing. Once bottled, the wine remains stored in the estate for refinement prior to release. This wine expresses the unique character of Mocenni’s and Chianti Classico territory.

Grape / Blend
100% Sangiovese

Origin
Tuscany, Italy

Tasting Notes
Intense ruby red colour. Incense, red berries, citrus marmalade, a full bouquet of distinct aromas that make this wine unique. The tannin weave is very refined and balanced. The acid note, typical of Sangiovese, confers a particular length and vivacity to the taste that is full, sapid and elegant. This wine in its own unique and unmistakable manner, expresses the characteristic salinity, minerality of the terrain. Excellent and unique expression of Sangiovese.

94 Points - James Suckling


93 Points - Wine Spectator

Highly Recommended - Decanter 

Product Size: 750ml

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